As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.
Show more detail
- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.
- 2nd to 9th June 2020
The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
- 10th June 2020 onwards
The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.
If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.
MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.
We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Eddie Hughes’s voting in Parliament
Eddie Hughes is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Eddie Hughes’s votes.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2019–2022.
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2021–2022.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
14 votes for, 51 votes against, 1 absence, between 2018–2022.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Eddie Hughes’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Eddie Hughes’s full vote analysis page for more.
Eddie Hughes has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
One of the best ways to improve recruitment and retention is to make sure that staff have an excellent working environment, which is why I campaigned for a new urgent and emergency care department at Walsall Manor Hospital. I was successful, and it is opening in March. Will one of the ministerial team join me to celebrate this success?
My understanding is that Jagtar got married relatively soon before he was arrested. This delay in justice being delivered is having an impact on not just Jagtar himself but his wife, who I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet when she visited Parliament. She must be distraught at this extended period, and that impact must resonate through not just his family but the entire Sikh...
I have arranged meetings with Foreign Secretaries, Ministers and Prime Ministers, but my efforts have been as nothing compared with the incredible assiduous work of my friend, the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire (Martin Docherty-Hughes). His pursuit of freedom on behalf of Jagtar and his family is admirable and I am determined to offer any support that I can as he continues to fight this...
More of Eddie Hughes’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Walsall North
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department for Education
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department of Health
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review
- Streptococcus: Screening
- Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning
- *No heading*
Currently held offices
- Member, Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill Committee (since 14 Dec 2022)
- Member, Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] Committee (since 23 Nov 2022)
- Member, Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill Committee (since 19 Oct 2022)
- Member, Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [HL] Committee (since 1 Dec 2021)
- Member, Building Safety Bill Committee (since 9 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) (19 Sep 2021 to 8 Sep 2022)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (16 Jan 2021 to 19 Sep 2021)
- Assistant Whip (13 Feb 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (27 Jan 2020 to 2 Mar 2020)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (27 Jan 2020 to 2 Mar 2020)
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Women and Equalities Committee (16 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing opinion surveys:
11 January 2022, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins. Fee paid direct to a community organisation. (Registered 19 January 2022; updated 18 February 2022)
12 January 2023, payment of £225. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to a community organisation. (Registered 20 January 2023)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Roger Pauli
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for local campaigning
Donor status: individual
(Registered 22 September 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Tamworth, owned jointly with my wife: (i). (Registered 04 July 2017)
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
More about the register
Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely,
on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.
This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety
of sources. Voting information from
© Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)